Mesalands trustees take oath of office

Three Mesalands Community College's trustees took the oath of office Monday during a rescheduled monthly meeting. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Natalie Gillard, vice president of academic affairs at Mesalands Community College, swears in board of trustees Teresa Stephenson, Jimmy Sandoval and J. Bronson Moore on Monday. Natalie Gillard, vice president of academic affairs, swore in […]

Tucumcari rancher appointed to State Game Commission

A Tucumcari rancher's appointment to the State Game Commission was unanimously confirmed on March 6 by the New Mexico State Senate. Courtesy photo Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, left, visits with Scott Bidegain, center, and Senator Pat Woods after Bidegain's confirmation on March 6 in the Senate. Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, sponsored Scott Bidegain's […]

Notes from the church lady: Blessings come from listening to God

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Mark and I are blessed to have a very sweet little dog with a great disposition. Usually she is a very obedient little dog that listens to commands especially to come, that is until she gets around the […]

Our viewpoint: Eco-devo secrecy a bad idea

State Rep. Anna Crook surely hasn't been hit with a case of amnesia. However, she has introduced a bad piece of legislation that suggests she's forgotten a significant government foul-up in her hometown of Clovis. Crook, a Republican, introduced House Bill 592 to the Legislature, which would exempt activity related to economic development entities from […]

Our viewpoint: Lawmakers are bound by laws, too

Bipartisanship lives in the New Mexico House of Representatives, but this example of handholding needs to stop immediately. Speaker W. Ken Martinez, D-Grants, and Minority Leader Don Bratton, R-Hobbs, have come up with the idea that they and their legislative colleagues are exempt from the same public scrutiny as other elected officials across the state. […]

New businesses – March 13

A look at two new business opened recently in Tucumcari: Chinea Dental is located at 2101 South First Street, phone number 575-268-1679. Hours of business are Monday and Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dr. Harlen Hobbs […]

Menus – March 13

The following are the menus for schools and senior center in Quay County for March 14 — March 20: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Cheeseburger, French fries, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, fruit, milk Snack: Snack mix, juice Monday Breakfast: Waffles, syrup, fruit, milk Lunch: Cheese quesadilla, refried beans, cauliflower, dip, apple, milk Snack: […]

Youth Corps helping remodel homes

Four homes in Tucumcari will receive an energy efficiency remodeling by members of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioner Brad Bryant shakes the hands of the youth corps members who will be working to make four Tucumcari residences energy efficient. Two crews from the Taos based corps are working […]

Police blotter – March 13

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 1:47 a.m. a man reported a suspicious vehicle on the 2600 block of South First Street. At 3:29 a.m. a woman reported a prowler on the 1000 block of South Jackson […]

Birthdays – March 13

Blea Madison Jean Blea will turn one on March 16. She will be celebrating her birthday with family and friends. Her parents are Hallie Ferguson and Steven Blea. Her grandparents are Joseph and Veronica Blea, Cynthia and Rick Acker of Tucumcari and Richard and Vicki Ferguson of Estelline, Texas. Her great grandparents are Gilbert and […]